Major Development Plans
Major Development Plans (MDPs) are proposals for significant developments at Melbourne Airport which are submitted to the Federal Government for approval in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth Airports Act 1996.
More information on airport planning and regulation is available from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport . There is an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to comment on MDP proposals, which are advertised in the media and on the Melbourne Airport website. MDP proposals are also brought to the attention of the Melbourne Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG).
Proposed Airport Drive Extension and Steele Creek North Stormwater Enhancement Project
Melbourne Airport is planning a new approach to the airport from the Western Ring Road through a 3.7 kilometre extension of Airport Drive from Sharps Road to Mercer Drive. The Airport Drive extension will provide a second entry point into the airport precinct. As part of this project, a storm water system for Steele Creek North will be implemented to manage the quality and quantity of water entering the system.
Members of the public are invited to make written comment on the Preliminary Draft MDP to the Planning Manager, Melbourne Airport, Locked Bag 16, Tullamarine, 3043. The closing time for receipt of submissions is 5.00pm Friday 8 March 2013.
The Preliminary Draft MDP: Airport Drive Extension and Steele Creek North Stormwater Enhancement Project
The Preliminary Draft MDP can also be viewed and purchased at the office of Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd, 2nd Floor, T2 (International Terminal), Melbourne Airport, between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Proposed Southern Precinct Program – new domestic terminal
Following the public exhibition of the preliminary draft MDP for the Southern Precinct Program, the draft MDP has now been submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval.
See here for more information about the proposed Southern Precinct Program.
Proposed Essendon Football Club sporting and community facility
Work is underway for the Essendon Football Club’s new sporting and community facility at Melbourne Airport.
Essendon Football Club - MDP